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Malaysian Plane Downing: Will It Change Course of Ukraine Conflict?

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The downing of a Malaysian passenger plane by a suface-to-air missile over rebel-held Ukraine would seem to be a game-changer in the conflict. But security analysts hold out little expectation that will be the case

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Past Member (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 4:11 am
Sadly noted. Thank you Cal.

Enrico H (7)
Friday July 18, 2014, 4:28 am

Ana MESNER (201)
Friday July 18, 2014, 4:32 am
Noted :(

Thank you Cal for posting

Marianne R (95)
Friday July 18, 2014, 6:37 am
I fear there is worse to come out of Russia

Winn Adams (179)
Friday July 18, 2014, 7:14 am
This is going to make it so much more complicated. Blessings to all the souls on board that plane and their families. It's hard to wrap your mind around this tragedy that surely didn't have to happen.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 7:17 am
i am not so sure Ukraine army did not shoot down MAlaysian plane and aas it is very likely they attacked Russian border village Donjeck in order to provoke or just to express their attitude

Friday July 18, 2014, 8:01 am
I still can't believe this passenger plane was shot down! My thoughts go out to the families of those poor people on the plane, and also to the people of Ukraine and Russia. What a mess. Thanks Cal

Stardust Noel (38)
Friday July 18, 2014, 9:02 am
My thoughts & prayers go to all who lost someone on this plane.

B Lewenza (76)
Friday July 18, 2014, 9:24 am
Noted Thanks for sharing Cal This is a horrific tragedy, but if I had to but a wager on it I would have to say Russia. There should have been interception as soon as this started with Russia in the first place. However Germany holds the key to this tragedy at the moment. My heart goes out to all the families affected by this, and may God bless you in the coming days until there are some answers. Clearly, this will be a black eye for Russia if it turns out it shot down the airliner, or if a weapons system transferred to pro-Russian rebels caused this,” he says. “But I don’t think it changes the basic dynamics of what Russia is up to in eastern Ukraine.”

Janet R (38)
Friday July 18, 2014, 12:39 pm
I can't believe that a missile took the plane down at 33,000 feet; that is frightening. I don't think it will change anything except that Russia seems to be looking for WWIII. I feel sorry for the families of the people who were needlessly killed by idiots.

Birgit W (160)
Friday July 18, 2014, 1:40 pm
My heart goes out to all the grieving family members. Thanks.

Friday July 18, 2014, 1:55 pm
Words cannot express my shock, sorrow and outrage over this needless tragedy. Nothing can bring these 298 innocent souls back and my thoughts for the families and loved ones are as everybody else, WHY, So, So Sorry,. Investigations will obviously ensue - but when the name blaming continues will it change anything?

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:26 pm
Noted. No things will not change with the evil puppet master Putin pulling the strings.

Peta Clarke (30)
Friday July 18, 2014, 5:58 pm
Noted and thank you Cal. At the moment the authorities cannot get into the site to investigate the scene. There are bodies everywhere. Real people and no one to care for them. I was just glad to see locals in the area marking spots of bodies in their gardens. I am also grateful for the off duty miners going through the sunflower fields look for and marking bodies. I was grateful to see that some people care.

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Friday July 18, 2014, 7:35 pm
Doubtful, but something has to change.

Shirley S (187)
Friday July 18, 2014, 7:44 pm
This was a shocking & depraved act that is classified as a war crime. Our thoughts are with the families & friends who are suffering because of this cowardly act.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 12:56 am
This was a shocking tragedy and my sympathies go out to those who died and to their family and friends.However I don't think it was wise for a civilian airliner to be flying over a war zone.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 3:01 am
Previously noted. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families. May God rest the souls of the deceased. Thanks again Cal.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 5:22 am
I think the paragraph in the article that says"One problem is that until it becomes clear who fired the missile that Pentagon officials have concluded downed the civilian plane, laying blame and imposing consequences for the action will have to wait. Even when responsibility is determined, it’s unlikely it will turn out to have been anything other than a tragic mistake in a high-tension zone, Mr. Desch says. And that is likely to calm any impetus for action, he adds." pretty much sums up the situation.

. (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 9:38 am
As I posted on a similar sublect about Putin, nothing will come of this:thanks John.

John C (75)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 9:43 am
Putin is more concerned about what his own people think than what the international community thinks.
You should see the news that the Russian people are waking up to.

Rhonda B (106)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 10:04 am
Sadly noted. Thank you Cal.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 3:43 am
Sure,I just don't know in which direction.

Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 1:31 am
It seemed at the time that Mikhail Gorbachev was the hero taking Eastern Europe to freedom and the cold war was over.He was dumped, but he made his mark as the most trusted Russian in history. But Putin had different ideas, being a KGB boy, he wants lost territory back, especially the Ukraine to create a new CCCP, 3 officials.,1 worker. But MH 017 may be his downfall, world opinion has branded Putin as a terrorist together with his terrorist mates in the eastern Ukraine and the Crimea. I hope Russians will see his incompetence and dump him for the sake of peace.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 12:40 pm
game-changer in the conflict? Why would it be? The U.S. officials just admitted that they have no evidence who downed the plane. Yet they keep playing the blame game. Why were commercial flights allowed over a war zone where military planes had just been shot down? Plenty of blame to go around for all.
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